November 10, 2022

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Text Study as Creativity  

Impact Investing Roundtable / Grantmaking Professionals ConveningJewish Funders and the Climate Crisis / 2023 International Conference

JFN at the Israel Museum / SVF/Qudra CelebrationWe're Hiring!

 Special Briefing: Diaspora/Israel Relations



Unless otherwise indicated, events listed are limited to JFN members and those eligible for JFN membership. Eligible non-members must request permission and can attend a limited number of member events.

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Text Study as an Act of Creativity: A CANVAS Conversation

Online: Today, November 10, 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. PT, 21:00–22:15 Israel)

Join CANVAS, the Jewish arts and culture funding collaborative incubated at JFN, for an illuminating, hands-on investigation of a traditional text with CANVAS grantee LABA. Speakers include LABA Director Ronit Muszkatblit, renowned author and teacher Ruby Namdar, and LABA fellows Ben Kaplan and Rachel Libeskind.

Impact Investing Roundtable

Online: Tuesday, November 15, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET (9:00–10:30 a.m. PT, 19:00–20:30 Israel)

Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring JFN members for shared learning and shared action. 

Each session is moderated by JFN Board Member Vanessa Bartram of ZORA Ventures. Speakers include JFN member Daniel Rueven of Sarah and Daniel Rueven Foundation.

Read JFN's Guide to Jewish Impact Investing

Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening

Online: Wednesday, November 16, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET (9:00–10:30 a.m. PT, 19:00–20:30 Israel)

Join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. Facilitated by Mike Berkowitz and Jaré Akchin of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies and Tamar Frydman of JFN.

What's a Jewish Funder to Do About the Climate Crisis?

Los Angeles: Wednesday, November 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. PT

Please join JFN West, JFN's Green Funders Forum, and Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action for an important in-person conversation at the IKAR event space about how Jewish funders of all sizes and interest areas can be part of building a more just, livable, and sustainable future for ourselves and for generations to come.

Speakers include Rabbi Jennie Rosenn of Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action; Max Baumgarten, Ph.D. of The Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation, and Lisa Friedman of the Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation.


Sponsor & Save the Date: 2023 JFN International Conference

JFN’s annual international conference brings together the world’s most influential Jewish philanthropists for unparalleled learning, networking, and idea-sharing. Our 2023 conference promises to be one of our most impactful ever, and your sponsorship makes it possible for us to provide the kind of high-quality programs and speakers JFN is known for. Sponsorship is also an opportunity for your organization to reach our vibrant community of individuals with the resources, know-how, and social capital to make a difference.

This year, we’ve updated our sponsor benefits and opportunities, adding a variety of new options to help you get the most out of sponsorship. Explore the possibilities in this brochure.


JFN at the Israel Museum

On Tuesday, November 8th, the JFN community gathered at the Israel Museum for a fascinating evening with members from both Israel and visitors from abroad. We had the opportunity to host Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu in her inaugural visit to Israel as Executive Vice President of JFN.

The highlight of the evening was a private tour of the Burning Sea exhibition led by the artist Sigalit Landau who took us through her creative process of working at the Dead Sea. The breathtaking exhibit features works of art that address fragile dualities: life and death, injury and healing, destruction and hope.

The event concluded with a festive dinner for all of the attendees with Sigalit Landau.

Qudra & SVF Celebrate Joint Efforts at Nazareth Gathering

JFN Israel, together with Qudra - Arab Philanthropists Network and the Social Venture Fund for Jewish Arab Equality and Shared Society, organized a celebratory event in Nazareth on November 7, 2022 aimed at building a joint philanthropic networking platform. The joint event brought together ~40 Arab and Jewish philanthropists from Israel and the United States. The event was co-facilitated in Arabic and in English and aimed to enable the philanthropists to meet each other, learn about each other’s interests and concerns, and identify points of common interest.

We're Hiring a Marketing & Communications Director

JFN is seeking someone with excellent writing and editing skills, knowledge of the Jewish community, and an entrepreneurial spirit for this full-time position in our New York City office. 


You're Invited: Special Briefing on the Internal Challenges Facing American Jewry & Their Shifting Relationship with Israel

The Ruderman Family Foundation cordially invites you to a special briefing on the US and diaspora Jewry’s internal challenges and those concerning its relationship with Israel.

Join this webinar for the inauguration of a special report highlighting the main challenges, opportunities, and concrete recommendations to enhance ties between diaspora Jewry and Israel.

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